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College earns its first NEAC Senior Woman Administrators’ Cup

Roar, Wildcats, roar!

Pennsylvania College of Technology is this year’s recipient of the North Eastern Athletic Conference Senior Woman Administrators’ Cup, which annually recognizes community service completed by conference institutions.

The selection, announced Monday, marks the first individual cup for the Wildcats since Penn College joined the NEAC in 2014.

“I am incredibly proud of how the Penn College student-athletes and athletic department have embraced what community service is, and how else we can leave our mark besides just in competition,” said Jackie Klahold, the college’s Senior Woman Administrator and chair of the NEAC SWAs. “Four years ago, we began establishing ideals of what it means to be a Penn College Wildcat, knowing community service and giving back was a major part of our culture. Our student-athletes have continuously strived to not only challenge each other, but also explore the many different opportunities to better the surrounding community.”

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Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic Nursing & Health Sciences Students

Service, safety on display as Life Flight makes its summer return

Students gather around one of Geisinger’s Life Flight helicopters after it touches down on the library lawn.
Students gather around one of Geisinger’s Life Flight helicopters after it touches down on the library lawn.
The Life Flight crew supervises as students strap a classmate onto a stretcher, detailing the protocol for loading a patient onto a helicopter.
The Life Flight crew supervises as students strap a classmate onto a stretcher, detailing the protocol for loading a patient onto a helicopter.

Students in the emergency medical services and paramedic technology majors received a hands-on lesson in air ambulance operations when a Geisinger Life Flight crew landed one of the medical system’s nine helicopters on the Madigan Library lawn Tuesday. The crew taught the Penn College students about Life Flight services and safety protocols when on the scene of a medical helicopter landing. The experience was part of the course Operations and Rescue Practices for the Paramedic. During the summer course, students learn about crime scene awareness, medical incident command and emergency vehicle operations. With the help of area emergency professionals, they experience water rescue, vehicle rescue, rope rescue, confined-space rescue and more.

Art and Graphic Design Faculty & Staff Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications

‘Designed’ podcast to feature faculty co-authors

Faculty featured in "Designed' podcastTwo members of Penn College’s graphic design faculty (and authors of a visual literacy textbook) will discuss “The State of Design Education” in a podcast to be available starting Friday. Brian A. Flynn and David M. Moyer, assistant professors of graphic design, headline Episode 006 of “Designed: Creating Success in Design Education.” The pair co-wrote “Visual Literacy Workbook for Graphic Design and Fine Art Students,” which was published last winter by Oxford University Press, and will share their perspective − as well as preview “the next book to come” − during their dialogue.

Dining Services Faculty & Staff General Information

An apt assignment for campers’ salad days

Bloom answers questions in an herbal roundtable. (Seated in the background is Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of athletics for club sports, intramurals.)
Bloom answers questions in an herbal roundtable. (Seated in the background is Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of athletics for club sports, intramurals.)
Pawlik supervises the preparation of salad dressing, with just the right blend of flavors ...
Pawlik supervises the preparation of salad dressing, with just the right blend of flavors …
... and a wide smile, folded in for good measure!
… and a wide smile, folded in for good measure!
A nutritious place in the sun
A nutritious place in the sun
What's even more fun than making delicious food? Yup, you guessed it.
What’s even more fun than making delicious food? Yup, you guessed it.

Camp ESCAPE visited the Keystone Dining Room on Monday, preparing homemade Italian and ranch dressing with fresh ingredients from Penn College’s herb garden. Helping the youngsters with the recipes were Dining Services’ Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director; Rebecca L. Pawlik, registered dietitian; and Andrea N. Breon, KDR head cook.
Photos by Amy S. Lingg, Dining Services’ marketing assistant

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Radio broadcast to highlight traveling sports display

Backyard Broadcasting’s “In Touch With Freddi Hammer” will feature a tour of Madigan Library’s “Hometown Teams” exhibit, a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and the World of Little League Museum, in its July 21 edition. Hammer visited campus Friday morning, talking with library director Tracey Amey and Lance Van Auken, the museum’s executive director. Her piece will air that Sunday on all five Backyard Broadcasting stations, and be available online.

Events Students

Forming attachments, whatever the hour

Natascha G. Santaella (center), a Connections Link (and applied management major) from Puerto Rico, places the safest bet of the summer: that incoming students will return home more prepared for their first semester at Penn College.
Natascha G. Santaella (center), a Connections Link (and applied management major) from Puerto Rico, places the safest bet of the summer: that incoming students will return home more prepared for their first semester at Penn College.
The action heats up the summer night, as the Rose Street Commons courtyard is converted to a "Manhunt" arena.
The action heats up the summer night, as the Rose Street Commons courtyard is converted to a “Manhunt” arena.
Comedian Michael Dean Ester, helping launch students' dreams through years of Penn College orientation programs, keeps the tradition alive in Dauphin Hall.
Comedian Michael Dean Ester, helping launch students’ dreams through years of Penn College orientation programs, keeps the tradition alive in Dauphin Hall.
After a day of ice-breakers and information, Connections guests unwind with a video game in the lounge.
After a day of ice-breakers and information, Connections guests unwind with a video game in the lounge.

Penn College’s essential Connections program continues through the summer, giving students and their families a comprehensive summer entrée to the exciting new experiences – and the inevitable challenges – of campus life. Daytime programs help in navigating textbook purchases, meal plans and financial aid, while the evening gives way to less-stressful (but no less beneficial) pursuits.
Photos by Tim Wegman, student photographer

Gallery General Information

‘Bear’-ing witness to art’s allure

Children "ooh" and "aah" upon entry to the gallery, immediately awed by the array of things to see.
Children “ooh” and “aah” upon entry to the gallery, immediately awed by the array of things to see.
Gleefully discovering the book behind it all
Gleefully discovering the book behind it all
An early exposure to art, whether enjoyed in solitude ...
An early exposure to art, whether enjoyed in solitude …
... or shared with friends.
… or shared with friends.
With a crowned "birthday boy" lounging in a place of honor, Simcox reads "The Hundred Dresses."
With a crowned “birthday boy” lounging in a place of honor, Simcox reads “The Hundred Dresses.”

A sleuth of Bears, 3- and 4-year-olds from the Dunham Children’s Learning Center, visited The Gallery at Penn College on Wednesday. Accompanied by Neva E. Simcox, group leader, and Marisa J. Dunn, assistant group leader (and 2017 early childhood education graduate, pursuing an applied management degree), the youngsters excitedly experienced The Hundred Dresses Project. Inspired by the classic children’s book by Eleanor Estes, the exhibit features over 150 dress prints created by professional artists and more than 1,000 prints from classes in a half-dozen Lycoming County school districts. The exhibit can be viewed through July 23 during the gallery’s summer hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Faculty & Staff

Penn College names director of financial aid

David R. Empet

David R. Empet has been appointed director of financial aid at Pennsylvania College of Technology, effective July 8.

Empet, who has nearly 15 years of experience in higher education administration, comes to Penn College from SUNY Corning Community College, where he served as director of recruitment and admissions since May 2018.

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Susquehanna Trailways boosts support for Wildcat Athletics

Susquehanna Trailways’ support for Wildcat Athletics at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be commemorated on the scoreboard at the athletic field.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s transportation partner for Wildcat Athletics, Susquehanna Trailways, is increasing its support, which will be commemorated on the new scoreboard at the college’s updated athletic complex.

As part of the company’s commitment, two Susquehanna Trailways tour buses will continue to sport Penn College promotional wraps for five years.

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Penn College students dominate manufacturing scholarship list

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A foundation promoting manufacturing careers awarded one-third of its recent scholarships to Pennsylvania College of Technology students.

A dozen Penn College students were among 36 nationwide who received manufacturing scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs. The scholarships, valued between $1,500 and $2,500, are for Fall 2019.

“I couldn’t be prouder,” said David R. Cotner, dean of Penn College’s School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, which is home to the recipients’ majors. “To have the college dominate a national scholarship list speaks volumes about the quality of our students and our various academic programs.”

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Accounting & Finance Aviation Business & Hospitality Business & Hospitality Management Construction & Design Technologies Electrical Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies Students Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies Welding

Nine Penn College students medal at SkillsUSA nationals

SkillsUSANine students from Pennsylvania College of Technology’s SkillsUSA team earned medals in six categories – three silvers and three bronzes – during the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, from June 24-29.

“The students represented themselves and the college well, and it showed with the number of medals we returned home with,” said SkillsUSA adviser James N. Colton II, an assistant professor of welding. “I look forward to next year and the students that we will have competing.”

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Dining Services Faculty & Staff

Employees’ pierogi recipes nationally recognized

Cuban Pulled Pork Nachos
Cuban Pulled Pork Nachos

General Tso 'rogiesPenn College Dining Services recently took home two prizes in the Mrs. T’s Pierogi Contest, open to all college and universities who participated in National Pierogi Day events on Oct. 4. The college’s original recipes, featured on campus as part of the 10th annual observance last fall, were awarded third place and honorable mention. Third prize went to the Keystone Dining Room’s Cuban Pulled Pork Nachos (left). Created by head cook Andrea N. Breon, the recipe included slow-roasted pork shoulder, pulled and tossed in BBQ sauce, topped with thinly sliced deli ham and diced dill pickles, then drizzled with a creamy house-made horseradish Dijon sauce on top of a bed of lightly browned and crisply seared Mrs. T’s Mini Cheese Pierogies. Taking an honorable mention was CC Commons’ General Tso ‘rogies (pictured at right). That recipe, developed by Mike S. Dinan, head cook for CC Commons, called for sautéed mini-pierogies tossed in a sweet and spicy teriyaki-style sauce with julienned carrots, broccoli, roasted peppers, and finished with scallions and toasted sesame seeds. The dishes may be featured from time to time in college dining units; in the meantime, why not try them at home? Recipes
Photos by Amy S. Lingg, Dining Services’ marketing assistant

 

Faculty & Staff Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies PIRC Plastics & Polymer Workforce Development

College offers injection molding processing workshops

Plastics professionals from seven states and Puerto Rico participated in a recent Injection Molding Processing Workshop offered by the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Two weeks of the Injection Molding Processing Workshop offered by Pennsylvania College of Technology and its acclaimed Plastics Innovation & Resource Center attracted a variety of industry professionals to campus.

Twenty-eight individuals representing seven states and Puerto Rico attended the workshops that were delivered in separate five-day sessions. The sessions consisted of two sections: Decoupled Molding Setup and Operation and the Science of Injection Molding With Troubleshooting.

Timothy E. Weston, associate professor of plastics and polymer technology, taught the sessions with assistance from Spencer L. Cotner, of Muncy, a plastics and polymer engineering technology major and a PIRC research assistant.

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